Salt-water swimming pools are a popular and natural alternative to the traditional chlorine often found in swimming pools in Australian homes. Salt water is considered a more effective method of having a crystal clear pool, and also reduces the use and storage of dangerous chemicals in the house.
The only issue with salt chlorinators is that they have a tendency to build up calcium within the filter and require cleaning. This requires further use of dangerous chemicals to clean the unit. Quite often the cleaning comes too late and the salt cells will require replacement if the pool water quality is to be maintained. These replacement cells are the most expensive part of the unit and will cost a great deal to replace.
The ideal solution is to invest in a self-cleaning salt chlorinator for the home swimming pool. These units can easily attach to a pool system's existing piping after the pump and filter. A control unit can be attached to a nearby wall for ease of use.
The advantages to a self-cleaning unit is that in most situations, the calcium and other heavy metals that are in water will not build up in the salt chlorinator unit. This greatly reduces the effort and chemicals required to maintain a home pool, which in turn increases the available time to actually enjoy the pool.
The advantages to switching to salt over chlorine are numerous:
- No more sore eyes from spending too much time in the pool
- Far less chemicals required in the house
- Say goodbye to the intense smell and taste of chlorine
- On-going maintenance is cheaper and easier
- Take advantage of the natural anti-septic qualities of salt water